Year 2 -
continuing to build up a repertoire of poems learnt by heart, appreciating these and reciting some, with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear
Year 4 -
preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
Year 6 -
learning a wider range of poetry by heart
preparing poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience
For me, I love having fun with poetry! It is a great way for children to play and experiment with ideas and language! Today we used a fantastic app to bring some of the children's poems to life!
For anyone on Instragram, please follow @ICT_MrP for time-saving tech tips posted weekly! This week shared one of my favourite apps -
The app Chomp, usually £2.29, is currently FREE and thanks to the 'Apps gone Free' I was able to snap it up!
The app has over 50 hand drawn animations where the children can place their face into different scenes and record themselves. As soon as I introduced the app to my class today, they were hooked and it got their creative juices flowing! After exploring the app, we decided to pen some poems inspired by the animations. Then the children had to record themselves performing their poems in the app. This resulted in creating wonderful visuals to bring their poems to life!
This app is great and teachers will have so many ideas to inspire writing whether it be poetry or stories with it. Here are a couple of examples of poems we created today. We hope you like them!